Folly

[New York, New York, 2013] http://archleague.org/2013/03/submission-themes/ Historically there has always been something of a contrivance or deceptiveness about the folly as an architectural type. Frequently we find it used as a vehicle for romantic escapism: images of ancient ruination mixed with visions of vernacular exoticism, designed deliberately as imperfect counterpoints to Palladian perfection. Such images […]

Posted at 11.55 pm on 2013.03.12 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Uncategorized | Continue reading

Common Ground

[St. Louis, 2012] “Architecture is a labour of modification rather than the placing of a container.” – Gianni Vattimo  Taking these words as a starting point, we begin our approach to the site of Pruitt-Igoe in full awareness of the irony that must necessarily result from any new intervention “after the fall.” Indeed, to propose […]

Posted at 8.49 am on 2012.03.17 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Uncategorized | Continue reading

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